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I find the word "air-conditioner" quite clumsy. I wonder if there exists a simpler word meaning the same thing.

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Consider AC or cooler. – SEL May 12 '14 at 7:31
*** aircond *** – Blessed Geek May 12 '14 at 9:14
Note: abroad, where the construction doesn't feel quite as wrong as it does in English, air-conditioner is frequently abbreviated to "air-co" – Kaz Dragon May 12 '14 at 13:38
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Informally, an air conditioner is often referred to as simply the air:

Do you have the air on?
Could you turn on the air?

The AC would work in these sentences as well:

Do you have the AC on?
Could you turn on the AC?

Talking about air conditioning in general, AC without an article works:

Does this apartment have AC?
My old car doesn't have AC.

I'm from Illinois, and these recommendations reflect the English I grew up speaking. I don't know whether or not people say the air everywhere with this meaning.

I would personally not say airco, aircon, or aircond, as they all sound a bit clumsy to me.

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Try one of the abbreviated versions, aircon or AC.

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I've never heard "aircon" in my life. It appears to mostly be used in the Philippines and a few other Asian countries. – phenry May 12 '14 at 18:52

Even 'ventilator' is a synonym of Air Conditioner.

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I found this over here-->wordhippo.com/what-is/another-word-for/air_conditioner.html – Pooja Raja May 12 '14 at 8:22
+1 Thank you. I appreciate your willingness to provide a source. :) – medica May 12 '14 at 8:28

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